Roundtable: Impact of Brexit on Customs and Trade with Bruegel

May 9, 2017


The Brussels office of McGuireWoods and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium organised a roundtable discussion at the offices of McGuireWoods on Brexit. A presentation by André Sapir of Bruegel was followed by a discussion. The discussion covered practical commercial issues arising out of Brexit, as well as the future direction of the EU/UK talks and possible outcomes.

Bruegel is a major independent European think tank that specialises in economics and policy research covering a range of hot topics worldwide. Mr Sapir is co-author of the well-known paper “Europe after Brexit: A proposal for a continental partnership”, published soon after the UK referendum on Brexit in August 2016.

Companies attending included BASF, BMW, Danone, Deutsche Post DHL, ExxonMobil, FTI Consulting, LVMH Publica, Monsanto, Renault Nissan, Royal Mail, Smiths Group and UTC. Brussels partners Matthew Hall and Vassilis Akritidis attended on behalf of McGuireWoods.